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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Well here we are, doing the time warp again.Celebrating 25 years of making high-schoolers giddy with its debauchery and high camp, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back with a 25th Anniversary two-disc DVD edition,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero

I am probably one of about five people in the world who got this, but, in Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho there is a conversation that takes place in a video store relating to why...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Chinatown

Chinatown

I do my homework. All right. So I don't always do my homework, but when it comes to film critiquing, I'm pretty good at doing my homework. So, since The Ninth Gate...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bounce

Bounce

Great. Here I am, writing a review of yet another cheesy, clichéd, Ben Affleck romantic comedy in which I will probably be flamed by Affleck fans, Paltrow fans, romantics, teens, and widows. Yeah......

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Beautiful People

Beautiful People

It seems like eight years after Short Cuts, everyone decided to try to one-up Robert Altman's slow-moving masterpiece. In the space of six months, we have seen the releases of three films that have...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Love Don't Cost a Thing

Love Don't Cost a Thing

Hey studio execs! I know that the economy, for lack of a better word, sucks. I know that in such unsure times it's best to bet on the movies that have been fine-tuned by the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted

As near as I can tell, the 60s were about being crazy. Whether it was being crazy while fighting communists in Vietnam, or being crazy while burning bras, or being crazy while marching on...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Legend of Drunken Master

The Legend of Drunken Master

May AA never get hold of this film. If they did, we might face massive protests over a movie that suggests that your already tight Kung Fu gets tighter when you've downed alcohol strong...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Batman Returns

Batman Returns

It was the end of an era. The year was 1992 and the movie was Batman Returns. It marked the end of the Batman franchise as a series of good movies. It...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm

If you stop to think about it, weren't the Brothers Grimm stories demented enough that they really didn't need to be made into a horror movie? Not that it's stopped several other people from touching...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

All About My Mother

All About My Mother

Director Pedro Almodovar explains the relationship between tunnels and the main character of Manuela (Cecila Roth) in All About My Mother with the line: "Manuela runs away. She always runs away on a train,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Closer You Get

The Closer You Get

In Angela's Ashes, we got the impression that growing up a kid in Ireland really sucks. In The Closer You Get, we are made to believe that Irish adulthood doesn't get much better.All right......

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Deceiver

Deceiver

It's becoming pretty trendy to try to surprise the viewer. It seems like, every time I turn around, some critic friend of mine is blurbing about "a twist ending rivaling such-and-such film." The such-and-such is...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The House of Yes

The House of Yes

It has often been said that films are like drugs. Let us expand upon this and say that films, in fact, are drugs of sorts. Not in the line that they are completely...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster

At a certain unnamed Six Flags, somewhere in the country, I once had a girlfriend. She worked at the giant teepee at Frontier Land. When we first met, we ended up talking for...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Good bake movies are, at best, an underserved market. The last decade has seen only a few films that have plot, possibility, intelligent humor and interesting characters. Instead, it's seen a slew of movies that...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Around a quarter century ago, a nerdy little kid fresh off the success of some shark movie decided he wanted to turn his focus to little green men. And somehow he turned out one...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Eve's Bayou

Eve's Bayou

"Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. The summer I killed my father, I was ten years old." This shocking opening line not only sets the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

Why do titles have to be so ironic? Not to say that Practical Magic is an oxymoron, some of the camera tricks that they have are nice and neat. But the movie itself...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Hannibal

Hannibal

10 years ago to this day, Hannibal Lecter burned himself into our memory, our catchphrases, and our popular culture, and now, he sits at the head of the table once again, packing movie theatres, dominating...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Alive

Alive

Ah, the splendid sight of a good movie after a string of bad ones. Understand me, I have seen about five bad movies in a row, and, when I watched Alive, I broke my...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

People will compare it to My Dinner with Andre. They will inevitably be wrong. People will assume that it has something to do with Daylight Savings Time. They, too, will be wrong....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Chicken Run

Chicken Run

Since the beginning of time (or at least the domestication of animals), the chicken has been man's feathered enigma. Like so many of its feathered friends, it has fallen into the realm of the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Curdled

Curdled

Who says death can't be funny? I mean, aside from the immediate knee-jerk reaction of personally witnessing a decapitation or some other horrific method of dispatch, it's a pretty fair bet that culturally we can...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Wild Things

Wild Things

The most often-asked question I have gotten in my career as a film critic isn't how I see the movies. It isn't what I review for. It isn't how much do I make,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Killing Time

Killing Time

The problem with the movie Cube is that it couldn't decide which it wanted to be: studio or independent. Cube was your basic horror movie, filmed for about $300,000 on a single 14' by...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Scream 2

Scream 2

Two Words: Flying Camel.Ha! I got you. You thought it would be "Good Sequel," didn't you? The reason I say Flying Camel is because, in an ordinary universe, Flying Camels do exist...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Dudley Do-Right

Dudley Do-Right

About two years ago I wrote a short story called "Cinemascopia." The story envisioned the movie critic's hell as being stuck inside one of his own reviews. I revise this. Hell, for...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Grand Theft Parsons

Grand Theft Parsons

The resounding message of Grand Theft Parsons, if there is one, seems to be that hicks are big on honor. Really big on honor. Apparently, a hick should honor his word to a friend in...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Manhattan Murder Mystery

OK, I like New York. Unless you're from the city, or have ever lived in it, you probably hate it. But, as the opening song of Manhattan Murder Mystery states, Woody Allen happens to like...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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